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Dr. Howard Adler
Board Certified, Urology
26 years in practice
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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Dr. Howard Adler
Board Certified, Urology
26 years in practice
339K people helped
What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks - pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Eric Kusher
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Dr. Eric Kusher
Board Certified, Holistic Medicine
33 years in practice
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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
Board Certified, Psychiatry
20 years in practice
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Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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Should i go under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy?

Dr. Michael Michaels
Board Certified, Urology
48 years in practice
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Usually not: Cystoscopy is well tolerated with local anesthetic jelly placed in the urethra. If a bladder biopsy or other procedure is planned,or hydrostatic distension then anesthesia or IV sedation is almost always necessary. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Dr. Carrie Cannon
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Both: Probably will talk to you about preliminary findings, since the doctor is performing the test. If there is a biopsy done or pictures taken, the results will be in a report later. ...Read more

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Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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What's the difference between a rigid and flexible cystoscopy and which is used more?

Dr. James Krick
Board Certified, Urology
31 years in practice
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Comfort : flexible cystoscopy is used in the office primarily. It is most useful for diagnostic examination of the bladder. Rigid cystoscopy is most often used in the operating room under a esthesia for definitive treatment of bladder conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. Harold Tsai
Board Certified, Urology
25 years in practice
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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Dr. Harold Tsai
Board Certified, Urology
25 years in practice
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Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
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Extremely scared of cystoscopy! what do I need to expect for this?

Dr. Ernesto Rodriguez
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
28 years in practice
16K people helped

Do not fear: Cystoscopy is just a way of your urologist to visualize the inside of your bladder. It is a relatively easy procedure to perform. Most urologists do procedure with some sort of anesthesia be it topical, general, or with sedation. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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I am 24 years old and still wet the bed , I have tried all meds, alarms etc and nothing helps. I had a cystoscopy a few yrs ago and told was ok. ?

Dr. Mark Weston
Board Certified, Orthopedic Spine Surgery
26 years in practice
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I am 24 years old and still wet the bed , I have tried all meds, alarms etc and nothing helps. I had a cystoscopy a few yrs ago and told was ok. ?

Tethered cord syndro: Can cause this MRI of spine check how low the spinal cord is should stop at L1 lower is a sign of a tether. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Board Certified, Urology
21 years in practice
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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Dr. Ramsay Kuo
Board Certified, Urology
21 years in practice
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Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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